April 2003 by Frank Lorey IIIThe sleepy town of Mariposa, known more today as one of the gateways to Yosemite National Park, was once considered the southern end of the famed “Mother Lode” gold deposits that stretched hundreds of miles throughout California’s Sierra...
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
This past summer, a two-week adventure in Alaska and other gold prospecting trips turned out to be some of my greatest life experiences.
The state Department of Environmental Quality asked a judge to decide whether the agency can disclose documents about the financial condition of a mining company facing a fine.
The tiny, unincorporated town of Ash Fork blazed into the national spotlight with the announcement that 1,000 pounds of explosives were stolen from a nearby mine.
Q: The nearest access to the claim is a half mile walk, which is tough for a lode claim.
The Bawl Mill • Impact of Habitat Designations Grossly Underestimated • Manslaughter Charges Dropped Against Sixteen to One Mine • A Unique Prospecting Method • Over the Divide • Cripple Creek, Colorado • Picks & Pans: Virginia Prospecting • PLP Gets the Key! • The Ocampo District, Chihuahua • The Collaboration • Mud Creek Placer Mine • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices • Looking Back • Melman on Gold & Silver